Hawks (and all raptors) are known for their extraordinary eyesight. Since this blue and gold stone is called hawk's eye, we created this ring with that superpower in mind.
Surrounded by a fancy bezel with circles and points, this striking stone sits on top of a softly rounded flat band.
Size US 9.75
sterling silver, fine silver, hawk's eye
Hawk's eye is related to its more famous cousin, tiger's eye. Both stones are pseudomorphs of quartz, which means they changed from one mineral to another over time. Hawk's eye started out as blue-ish colored crocidolite and was transformed into quartz. The fibrous composition of crocidolite causes a silky, layered-looking structure and catches the light in fascinating ways. Usually reflecting in stripes and bands, this effect is known as 'chatoyance.' It occurs when very thin layers of a mineral sit parallel to each other and to the overall axis of the crystalline structure.